Guatemalan cooperatives present economic proposal

The rural development proposal for 2009 is for $108 million and is expected to generate between 150 to 200 thousand jobs.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009 reports: "One of the main projects is to channel $37 million (288 million quetzales) to housing programs.

The proposals includes plans to invest another $9 million (70 million quetzales) for the planting of corn, $10 million (80 million quetzales) for the irrigation and harvest of vegetables, and $15 million (120 million quetzales) for storage centers and financing."

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Guatemala: Rural Development Act Finds No Consensus

November 2012

The initiative includes the creation of a ministry to unite the policies, programs and projects on the development of agriculture which have become stalled in Congress.

"The leaders of the faction held a meeting prior to the start of the plenary session, without reaching a consensus to include the initiative on the agenda, however, it may be brought forward by a privileged motion", reports

Honduras to Invest $ 15 Million in Agriculture

January 2011

The National Sustainable Development Program will allocate the resources to irrigation systems, business plans and food security.

Mario Pineda, Director of Pronaders, said the departments of Olancho, El Paraiso, Colon and Gracias a Dios will receive $ 5.3 million for business plans.

$32.4 million for Guatemalan exporters

February 2009

The Government, in association with the exporting companies will promote productive projects, expected to create 31 thousand jobs. publishes: "The governmental commitment is to provide $22.2 million (Q175 million) in projects run by the Agricultural en Economics ministeries, whilst the exporting companies will invest $10.2 million (Q80.7 million)"

$8 million for rural development in Guatemala

January 2009

Canada will donate the figure for rural development in the Solola Department, benefiting coffee and vegetable producers.

According to "The Canadian minister of State for Foreign Affairs for Latin America and the Caribbean, Peter Kent, pointed out that the donation is destined to Solola because it is at the top of the Guatemalan government's list of priorities for the fight against poverty."

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